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Edwin Galan, MA, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Edwin Galan, MA, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is a clinical assistant professor
at the KU School of Nursing. He also serves as a senior family nurse practitioner for the Silver City Health Center, a community-based health center in the Argentine community of Kansas City, Kan. Galan previously held the titles of associate
administrator and director of clinical services at Silver City, the only nurse-managed
clinic in the state of Kansas. Galan’s interests include
cultural awareness in primary care practice, care for underserved populations
and mentoring students or new health care professionals. He is also presently pursuing doctoral studies in KU's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program.
Galan is a Captain (ret.) in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned
Corps. Most recently, he was the Federal Region VII Minority Health Coordinator,
working with the state Departments of Health for Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
and Missouri,their community-based partners, and as the senior minority health
advisor to the Regional Health Administrator (KC Region VII) of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
An advanced-practice nurse with over 30 years experience in various areas
of health care, Galan has over 20 years of federal and active duty service,
both in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service. He has
served as a team leader for mental health needs in New Orleans for Hurricane
Katrina relief efforts and with federal medical teams for the United Nations post-Sept 11, 2001, in New York City with the U.S. Secret Service
Previously, Galan worked for the Region VII Administrator of the Center for
Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he served as a health care facility
inspector (surveyor) on compliance with federally mandated regulations and as
a technical advisor (project officer) for national quality improvement organizations
with the states of Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota.
This also entailed being the local CMMS point-of-contact on their initiatives
with minority and underserved population groups.
Having served in the first Persian Gulf War and in the initial military expedition
to Somalia with Operation Restore Hope, Galan has worked many assignments oversees including short-duty assignments
in eight African nations, Europe and in the U.S. for health care and disaster
assistance needs. His emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation experience
includes many federal and military training modules, including DART (Disaster
Assistance Response Teams), many FEMA courses and assignments, and as regional
Emergency Augmentee Coordinator.